This was embarrassing.

Back when I was a lad of just 19, I had a red-faced experience.

Actually, I had a lot of red-faced experiences when I was 19. I guess we all did. This one was a bit like a scene from an old Seinfeld episode.

It happened in Italy, near Rome. I dropped into a camera shop to get some photos developed. (It was back in the 80s, when you had to go back and collect printed photos a few days later.)

The guy in the shop asks for my last name.

“Santamaria,” I said.

He looks at me blankly.

“Santamaria,” I say again.

“Come?” (What)

“Santamaria!”

Then I say in my broken Italian, “like this town.”

Por fin, (finally) he understood.

AHHHH SAHN TAH MAH REE AH

You see, the town was called Santamaria Delle Mole.

Even though I shared my name with the town, my Italian pronunciation was so bad he couldn’t understand me even when I said my name.

That’s embarrassing.

That was my last big pronunciation blunder.

I am thankful I never have this big of a blunder with my Spanish.

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